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First time building a budget gaming pc. Any thoughts or opinions?

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May 13, 2014 3:11:10 AM

Greetings.

I used to be a laptop guy but now want to take my gaming further and have decided to build my first pc. I am trying to keep to a low budget but still decent quality.

Intel core i5 4670k 3.4Ghz socket 1150 (I picked the K version in case I want to over clock sometime in the future)
MSI B85-G43 gaming 1150 motherboard
Asus AMD HD 7770 GDDR5 1Gb (I selected this because I can crossfire in the future)
Corsair vs 650w psu
Crucial ballistix 8GB (2×4Gb) 1866Mhz
Seagate Sv35 1Tb SATA 3 6G/s
The first optical drive I found ??

I also already own the corsair carbide 500r white case to put it all in.
Just wanna know if this is a decent build for R9600 (about $960)
And if there is anything that's not compatible or should change?
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May 13, 2014 3:19:15 AM

''MSI B85-G43 gaming''
this mobo not fit with the cpu if you want to overclock...you need a z87 board

''Asus AMD HD 7770 GDDR5 1Gb (I selected this because I can crossfire in the future)''
not a good idea...better to use a single gpu , but a powerful one

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May 13, 2014 3:20:34 AM

You cant overclock the 4670k properly on that motherboard, you should be looking at a Z87 chipset board rather than B85.

Considering your budget, I would suggest getting an AMD FX 6300 instead, it is more than good enough for all current games, and get a motherboard such as an ASUS M5A97 EVO.

Because the total of these parts should end up being cheaper than the FX 6300 + M5A97 EVO, you can get a better GPU such as a HD 7850 instead.
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May 13, 2014 3:23:39 AM

- This mobo only supports DDR3 1066/1333/1600 MHz, so memory is not compatible (nor is K version of cpu, you'll need Z87 mobo)
- Supports up to PCIe 2.0 x4 speed. Terrible for crossfire if you intend to do in the future.
- Asus AMD HD 7770 GDDR5 1Gb..... NO, NO and NO. 1Gb is too low for vram nowadays. Demanding games on 1920x1080 ask for graphic cards with 2gb. In the near future it will ask for more. If you crossfire, the vram won't stack. In other words, 1gb + 1gb card = 1gb total. If you want 2 graphic cards, go for 3gb+ EACH, not to mention good specifications, of course. This is going to be much more expensive just so you know.
- About memory ram again, I'd like to suggest G. SKill (trident x is their best, but gotta check mobo compatibility).
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May 13, 2014 4:19:09 AM

badboyrog2 said:
''MSI B85-G43 gaming''
this mobo not fit with the cpu if you want to overclock...you need a z87 board

''Asus AMD HD 7770 GDDR5 1Gb (I selected this because I can crossfire in the future)''
not a good idea...better to use a single gpu , but a powerful one



Okay if I'm not going to over clock is it a decent mobo? And if not what about the gigabyte sniper b5 ?? I can get it for the same price? Also I can get the amd 7770 for about 150 $ are there better cards around this price range or should I be looking higher? I would like to mod skyrim on the pc?

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May 13, 2014 4:20:40 AM

What about the gigabyte nvidia geforce gtx 750 gddr5??
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May 13, 2014 4:30:40 AM

The 750 is a lot better, you should get one of them if your budget allows. However, you still need to do something about the motherboard, it is not capable of overclocking, nor using the ram you have listed.
If you do not want to overclock after all, get the 4670, not the 4670k
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May 13, 2014 6:03:42 AM

Im guessing I will need the 2gb version of the gtx 750 ?
If I add that and the msi intel z87-gd65 its like $250 more :/  is it worth it?

P.s thanks for all the feedback, I've tried researching but there seems to be a million different answers online?
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May 13, 2014 7:26:16 AM

DYLANinurpantz said:
Im guessing I will need the 2gb version of the gtx 750 ?
If I add that and the msi intel z87-gd65 its like $250 more :/  is it worth it?

P.s thanks for all the feedback, I've tried researching but there seems to be a million different answers online?


I wonder if you actually read what I wrote. Answers tons of your questions you've made so far.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 14, 2014 1:26:39 AM

HumdrumPenguin, remember that this is his first build. There is a ton of information on the internet about building a PC, but its likely only a small portion of it will be relevant. Cut him some slack if he doesn't understand something you've said.

DYLANinurpantz, where are you buying your parts from?
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